There’s a lovely soul I know. She (Ann Voskamp) talks about counting grace and giving thanks and trying trying to keep your pen and grace-list up and speedy with God’s grace to you. It’s been a struggle for me – me who loves and ponders words and holds laughter like a mis-timed jack-in-the-box that springs up unwarranted. Me who answers pastor’s “Are you in love with life” pulpit question with the slickest, happiest “yes, I love life”. Me who counts blessings separate in each little leaf and moon-beam and joke.
But much as my little heart wanders from joy to thirst with the quickness of a deserter, so also God’s grace is something I cannot stop declaring.
It’s in my name.
Gianna. God is gracious.
My existence, my handle, my identity all declare his glory and generosity.
I love it that way. I love the way my name testifies to his love, and my pen can testify to his faithfulness in all the little daily things.
So that’s what this list is – the dailies. The sweet, the spicy, the beautiful and ponderous and laughable and shocking and happy and intelligent (maybe.)
Giant bubbles with rainbow skin shrinking back in a slow, soft pop? Yes.
Society6 has lovely art, and Takmaj has some of the loveliest. Find some of it here.
Those lyrics, and that cheer. Amen.
Then rain came down an artist, and painted everything bright and beautiful.